Content related to Air Pollution
Nov 26, 2014
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released the following statement on the proposed ozone pollution standard by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):
Nov 20, 2014
The Clean Air Act requires major new or expanding sources of air pollution to obtain permits with pollution limits before the facilities start construction. These preconstruction permits ensure that a new or expanded facility will not increase local air pollution to levels that violate national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS), which the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets for...
Nov 20, 2014
On November 20, 2014, the House considered H.R. 4795. The House held general debate followed by debate on amendments offered. The following Democratic amendment was offered: Rep. Henry A. Waxman - States that outdated air quality standards do not apply toward a preconstruction permit if the applicable federal, state, or local permitting agency determines that applying it...
Sep 18, 2014
Sep 18, 2014
On September 18, 2014, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2 by a vote of 226-191.
Hearing on "FERC Perspectives: Questions Concerning EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Plan and other Grid Reliability Challenges," Subcommittee on Energy and Power (July 29, 2014)
Jul 29, 2014
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a hearing on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing was titled “FERC Perspectives: Questions Concerning EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Plan and other Grid Reliability Challenges.” The five members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission were invited to testify.
Hearing on “Laboratories of Democracy: The Economic Impacts of State Energy Policies,” Subcommittee on Energy and Power (July 24, 2014)
Jul 24, 2014
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a hearing on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled “Laboratories of Democracy: The Economic Impacts of State Energy Policies.”
Hearing on "Modernizing the Business of Environmental Regulation and Protection," Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy (July 23, 2014)
Jul 23, 2014
The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy will hold a hearing on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled “Modernizing the Business of Environmental Regulation and Protection.”
Ranking Member Waxman Asks Chairman Upton to Assert Committee’s Jurisdiction Over Republican Anti-Science Bill
Jul 2, 2014
Today, Rep. Henry A. Waxman, Ranking Member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, sent a letter to Committee Chairman Fred Upton, asking him to assert the Committee’s jurisdiction over H.R. 4012, the Secret Science Reform Act. This bill, which the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology voted to report last week, could significantly impede implementation of multiple...
Jun 25, 2014
The Republican-led House of Representatives in on track to mark a grim milestone today: the 500th vote on the floor to undermine protection of the environment. In the 112th Congress, the House Republicans voted 317 times for anti-environment positions. In 2013, the anti-environment votes increased by 109 to 426. Today, the House is likely to cast its 500th anti-environment...